April 23, 2015 18:55:00 UK
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he fully expects to be in charge at Anfield next season and insists there is nobody better to lead the club.
Rodgers was responding to criticism aimed at Liverpool following a drop in form in the Premier League and a surprise FA Cup semi final defeat to Aston Villa at Wembley last weekend.
There has been widespread speculation about the former Swansea City bosses’ future on Merseyside but Rodgers says that is part and parcel of the modern football.
“Do I expect to be manager next season? Very much so, yes. I don’t think there’s anyone better,” Rodgers said.
“That’s the reality of how I see it. Three months ago I was a tactical genius, performing to a good level.”
Rodgers feels he will be able to turn things around and is looking forward to reshaping his squad this summer.
There will always be people linked with this job because it’s such a great club.
Speculation that the Anfield hierarchy may go after departing Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp does not bother Rodgers.
“There will always be people linked with this job because it’s such a great club,” Rodgers added.
“In my time alone there have been lots of names mentioned.”
According to Rodgers, Liverpool have performed on a par with their level of ability this season by reaching two domestic cup semi finals and challenging for a top four place.
He wants to be the man that oversees their development towards the next stage.
“The ambition is, of course, to be much greater than that so we have to be planning forward and that means bringing in players in the summer. That’s something that’s well under way and we’ll look forward to that,” Rodgers said.
Liverpool go to West Brom on Saturday where they are 2.00 to win. The Baggies are 3.80 with the draw 3.50.
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